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Real Madrid players in isolation, La Liga suspended


Real Madrid’s French coach Zinedine Zidane (L) talks to Real Madrid’s Belgian forward Eden Hazard during the Spanish league football match Levante UD against Real Madrid CF at the Ciutat de Valencia stadium in Valencia on February 22, 2020. (Photo by JOSE JORDAN / AFP) (Photo by JOSE JORDAN/AFP via Getty Images)

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All La Liga games have been suspended for the next two matchweeks, at least, as Real Madrid players and staff have been placed in self-isolation for 15 days due to fears over coronavirus

A player on Real’s basketball team has tested positive for coronavirus and therefore the entire soccer team could have come into contact at team venues.

Previously La Liga had decided to keep games going and across the next two matchweeks would be played behind closed doors but this situation with Real Madrid has forced them to put the league in lockdown.

Staff members at Real Madrid’s offices and on their training ground campus have been sent home and although the soccer and basketball teams work in different buildings there is believed to be plenty of crossover between the teams. Everybody at the training ground on Thursday was told to leave due to the positive test.

It is expected that Real Madrid’s UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg trip to Man City next Tuesday will be postponed.

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